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9:30 a.m.—9:00 p.m.  


9:30 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.


9:30 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.     

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Phone: (708)547-7393

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Magazines and Newspapers

Bellwood Library subscribes to over 100 magazines and 9 newspapers in print... and more online.  Read the latest issues in our lower level Magazine Room, or access full-text magazines and newspapers anytime via Internet access with your Bellwood Public Library Card.

Online Magazines and Newspapers

Digital Magazines through Flipster

Local Newspapers: Search and read Proviso Star-Progress (1937-1956) and Star Sentinel (1956-1960)

Proviso-Star Progress and Star Sentinel 

Available 24/7 with your Bellwood Library Card, or in the Library during service hours.

Chicago Tribune  Articles (today back to 1849)

MasterFILE Complete - Instant access to thousands of searchable full text magazine and journal articles.


Print (hard copy) Magazines and Newspapers

Magazines and newspapers for adults are the lower level of the library, in our Magazine Room. 
Magazines for kids and teens are in the Young Adult Area of the first floor Youth Services Department.
Most magazines can be checked out for seven days.

Microfilm and Microfiche

Visit the Periodicals Partment to view microfilm or fiche of the following newspapers:

  • Chicago Tribune
  • Crain's Chicago Business
  • Proviso Star-Progress
  • Proviso Star-Sentinel
  • Proviso Herald
  • New York Times



Adult Events

Tue Apr 21 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Stitches Crochet Club
Wed Apr 22 @ 7:00PM -
Fabulous Fiction Book Club: The Things We Save
Wed Apr 22 @ 7:00PM -
Meet Author Joanne Zienty
Sat Apr 25 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Zumba Excercise Class
Tue Apr 28 @ 6:30PM -
Interviewing with Confidence
Tue Apr 28 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Stitches Crochet Club
Sat May 02 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Zumba Excercise Class
Tue May 05 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Stitches Crochet Club
Fri May 08 @12:00PM - 01:30PM
Excel 2013 Basics (2 part class)
Sat May 09 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Zumba Excercise Class